General Board of Church & Society petitions to 2016 General Conference

The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions are in the format that General Conference requires, so in some cases you may need to refer to the 2012 Book of Resolutions or Book of Discipline to comprehend changes. Most petitions include... read more »

Bishop says everyone affected by HIV

Bishop speaks at East Africa Methodist AIDS Summit "Everyone in East Africa has experienced the death of a beloved family member due to HIV," declared the presiding bishop of the Kenya Methodist Church, the Rev. Joseph Ntombura. "Since we are all members one of another, the Body of Christ has... read more »

Posted by Donald E. Messer on October 01, 2015

Seminar focuses on peace, reconciliation

Social-justice agency conducts 6th seminar in DRC

65 participants from the South Congo Episcopal Area focus on understanding conflict, sound biblical references. read more »

by Leonard Kabwita Kayombo
on September 24, 2015

Peace bid for war-torn South Sudan

Tragic conflict moves into 18th month

World Council of Churches endorses faith leaders' efforts for sustainable peace. read more »

June 15, 2015

United Methodists contribute $9.6 million to malaria fight

Largest faith-based contribution to Global Fund

Imagine No Malaria making difference to save lives in Africa, says Bishop Bickerton. read more »

May 07, 2015

An historic, humbling day

Faith-based organizations have role in fight against malaria

United Methodist Church, which supports more than 250 clinics and hospitals, is having an impact. read more »

by Bishop Thomas Bickerton
on May 07, 2015

Social Principles help restore hope

Nigeria discusses United Methodist social-concerns statements

Social Principles have raised consciousness of annual conference on matters of faith and practice, says Central Nigeria Conference superintendent. read more »

by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel
on April 24, 2015

Iowa pastor seeks help for brother

Imprisoned in Democratic Republic of Congo

Requests United Methodists contact Obama, Kerry, Congress to urge their support in freeing man arrested for protesting killing of woman. read more »

by Heather Hahn and the Rev. Arthur McClanahan
on February 02, 2015

Ebola — A call for faith

A reflection on God doing the impossible

Modern-day miracles prove God still provides divine intervention when people are powerless to enable change. read more »

by Rose Farhat
on February 02, 2015

Ebola — A cry for faith

A reflection on Luke 5:17-20, Mark 2:1-5

Pray that Ebola victims will have friends such as the 4 men who lowered their sick friend through a roof to be with Jesus. read more »

by Rose Farhat
on January 26, 2015

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